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Excruciate   Listen
Excruciate  v. t.  (past & past part. excruciated; pres. part. excruciating)  To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body. "Their thoughts, like devils, them excruciate."

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"Excruciate" Quotes from Famous Books

... experimentally just. The feeling of languor[566], which succeeds the animation of gaiety, is itself a very severe pain; and when the mind is then vacant, a thousand disappointments and vexations rush in and excruciate. Will not many even of my fairest readers ...
— Life Of Johnson, Vol. 3 • Boswell, Edited by Birkbeck Hill

Words linked to "Excruciate" :   anguish, rack, martyr, injure, excruciation, wound, martyrize, torment, martyrise, torture, pain

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